Trendiest Short films of Fall season presented by FUTURE SHORTS

Are you getting a bit chilly? Even if you don't, the nights are getting longer so it is the right time to nestle down somewhere nice and comfortable and watch a great film.
For this reason, the best and most popular short film network in the world - Future Shorts Short film festival once again invites you to the seasonal screening with a brand new programme screened at Firehouse 8, located at 1648 Pacific Ave/between Van Ness and Polk Street in San Francisco, CA to celebrate the trendiest short films of USA, UK, Germany, and Egypt/India.
On Sunday, Oct 21 you are welcome to take your seats at 6.30 pm as the screening starts at 6.45 pm. You will be able to grab some drink during the intermission and join for after-party if you like.
I'm sure we will spend the best Sunday evening together in this fall.

Tickets are 10 dollars, available either on or directly from me [Paypal ID marta.enina[at]]. But surely you can grab them at the door too.

Festival Programme

Local selection

HOME FROM WAR, dir. by Jonathan Dillon

15 mins

Two wounded female Marines return from Afghanistan, and meet in the Army Hospital in Landstuhl, Germany, on their way home. They must now face a battle they were not trained to fight.

1. Cafe Regular, Cairo
Director: Ritesh Batra
2011 Egypt & India | 11 mins
A young couple find themselves speaking about things they have never spoken about before. In a city where the old and new meet, with the potential for anything to happen, they try to find their own place in a changing and uncertain world. Winner of Special Jury Mention at Tribeca Film Festival.
2. A Brief History of John Baldessari
Director: Ariel Schulman & Henry Joost
2012 USA | 6 mins
From the directors of CATFISH and PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 3, A Brief History of John Baldessari tells us everything we do and don't need to know about this American conceptual artist. Many know Baldessari as “the guy who puts dots on people’s faces.” But did you know that he is 6’7″ and that his wifi password is[masked]B? An epic career is crammed into 5 and a half frenzied minutes. Narrated by Tom Waits.
3. Rite
Director: Michael Pearce
2010 UK | 14 mins
Mike visits his estranged son on his birthday, wanting to take him out and rebuild a damaged relationship. But drink and the simmering violence from match day in London taints the occasion, resulting in a strained afternoon for both father and son. Pearce has been named one of the 'Stars of Tomorrow' by Screen International, and Rite was nominated for Best Short Film at BAFTA Scotland.
4. The Black Balloon
Directors: Ben Safdie & Joshua Safdie
2012 USA | 18 mins
Winner of Sundance's Short Filmmaking Award, the Safdie brothers bring a film intended for children, morphed into a sci-fi urban fable. Black Balloon explores New York and the complicated lives of individuals and their daily experiences from the heights of a stray balloon.
5. Auf Der Strecke (On the Line)
Director: Reto Caffi
2007 Germany | 30 mins
A story about love, voyeurism and guilt. A department store security guard watches a clerk in the store's bookshop on CCTV and falls for her. After he witnesses, and ignores, a supposed love rival being attacked on a train, guilt begins to destroy his once ordered life. On the Line has won over 50 International awards.

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  • Marta M.

    Results of Audience Award Voting

    2. ON THE LINE - 12
    3. BLACK BALLOON - 3
    5. RITE - 2

    1 · October 24, 2012

  • Lenelle

    I enjoyed all the films presented.

    October 22, 2012

  • Caleb

    Great meetup. Only one film was subpar, that being the first one. I thought it was refreshing that no one applauded. Powerful ending wretched dialogue. The others were great.

    October 22, 2012

  • Jesse

    Where is everyone meeting?

    October 19, 2012

    • Marta M.

      If anyone knows a better place close to FIREHOUSE 8, let me know. I will have to leave for the place at 5 pm

      October 21, 2012

    • Manoj

      I might arrive a little later. Is any one else going to be around to be in touch ?

      October 21, 2012

  • Marta M.

    Hey Everyone,
    Here's a link to the Future Shorts Autumn Season trailer

    October 16, 2012

  • susan

    It sounds like fun! But what makes these films "trendy"?

    October 3, 2012

    • Marta M.

      These films have been selected by international juries and have won at least one festival award. Besides, films are made recently by talented filmmakers so in a way it sets a certain ''trend''­ for short filmmaking nowadays.

      October 3, 2012

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